Crimson Rainbow, a interval drama from Russia about gay activists within the Nineteen Seventies, has received this yr’s finest venture award from tv pageant Collection Mania.
The venture, impressed by a real story, follows the collection of errors and misunderstandings that led Russian officers to ask three younger, homosexual and devotedly socialist activists from West Berlin to Moscow in 1979. Robbie, Stef and Arlene are delighted to be visiting their communist utopia, unaware that homosexuality is prohibited within the USSR. Their Russian translator Larissa is charged with hiding the reality, each from the guests and their hosts. Issues are difficult when Robbie meets and falls in love with Maxim, a closeted homosexual man who’s being blackmailed by the KGB to behave as an informant on homosexuals.
The Collection Mania finest venture award comes with a €50,000 ($59,000) test for producers Alexander Rodnyansky of AR Content material/Non-Cease Manufacturing and author Matt Jones to develop the idea into an 8-part TV collection.
“We had been extremely impressed with all the pitches, but it was the robust story and LGBTQIA+ parts of Crimson Rainbow that helped us to achieve a unanimous choice,” mentioned Polly Williams, skilled jury president of Collection Mania. “The pitch was very unique and on the coronary heart of the story was a heat. It is a narrative that’s nonetheless very related immediately and a narrative that undoubtedly must be instructed.”
Crimson Rainbow received out over the 15 tasks chosen and pitched on the primary day of the Collection Mania Discussion board, the trade arm of the Collection Mania Pageant. The main European tv pageant runs by means of Sept. 2 in Lille, France. Collection Mania’s Co-Professional Pitching periods characteristic new tasks looking for monetary backers. Since its inception in 2013, collection akin to Hulu’s The Head and No Man’s Land and Sky’s Devils had their origin in Collection Mania’s Co-Professional pitches.